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Who Is Megan Rapinoe? Wiki, Bio, Age, Height & Weight, Early Life & Education, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth And Many More Facts You Need To Know

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Megan Rapinoe was born on July 5, 1985 in Redding, California, to mother Denise Rapinoe and father Jim Rapinoe. She has an American nationality and her ethnicity is white. She is the youngest of her parents’ 6 children with fraternal twin sister Rachel Rapinoe. Her twin sister is also an American footballer. His religion is Christian and his horoscope sign is Cancer. Based on your education, you attended Foothill High School and then attended the University of Portland, Oregon, United States, Santa University, California, United States. He started training with his father in his early years and played with the youth side of Elk Grove Pride in 2002 and also played for the University of Portland in 2005.

Age

She is 34 years old.

Height & Weight

Megan is a woman with an athletic body. She has an average height of 170 cm or 5 ft 7 in or 1.70 m. She has a balanced weight of 60 Kg or 132 lbs. Your body measurement is 34-24-35 inches. Her eye color is brown and her hair color is blonde.

Early life And Education

Rapinoe grew up in Redding, California, with her parents, Jim and Denise, and five siblings, including her twin brother, Rachael Rapinoe. Denise and Jim raised seven children together, not all of them. Denise has a son and daughter, Michael and Jenny, from a previous marriage; Then came big brother Brian and then the twins five years later. Jim and his grandfather Jack served in the military. She has Italian (from her paternal grandfather) and Irish ancestry. She idolized her older brother Brian and started playing soccer at age three after seeing him play sports, but he started using drugs when the girls were in second grade. When she was ten and he was fifteen, he was placed in juvenile detention, and subsequently entered and released from various jails, including the Super-max Pelican Bay state prison. Since then, Brian has made a determined effort to avoid drugs after seeing his younger sister’s success in international soccer and failing to be present with her family. For both Rachael and Megan, soccer was a means of getting away from drug abuse that is rampant in rural California.

High school Rapinoe spent most of his youth playing with teams coached by his father until high school. Instead of playing soccer at Foothill High School, Rapinoe played for the Elk Grove Pride club team, located south of Sacramento. She competed on the track as a freshman and sophomore; competed in basketball as a freshman, sophomore, and senior; and was on the honor roll every semester of high school. Rapinoe was named a Parade and National Association of Soccer Coaches of America (NSCAA) All-American as junior and senior. She was named a member of McDonald’s West School High School football team in 2004. Rapinoe played for the Northern California State Under-14 Olympic Development Program (ODP) team in 1999, as well as the team. regional ODP in 2002.

Personal Life

Reflecting on Megan’s personal life, she is a married woman. Her sexual orientation is lesbian. It was revealed on July 2, 2012. He had also previously been in a relationship with an Australian soccer player, Sarah Walsh, in 2009. The couple ended their relationship in 2013 and were later rumored to be dating Sera Cahoone, a sub pop. recording artist. They announced their engagement in August 2015 and the wedding was held in January 2017. The couple are currently united and are living their lives happily. Since Sue Bird revealed that she is dating Megan Rapinoe, the two Seattle sports stars have become an iconic couple within the LGBTQ community. After dating for about a year and a half, Megan Rapinoe of the reign moved to Storm Sue Bird star Queen Anne’s condo.

Early Career

Elk Grove United, 2002–2005 From 2002 to 2005, Rapinoe played for Elk Grove Pride in the Women’s Premier League Soccer (WPSL) alongside her sister, Rachael, and her future national teammate, Stephanie Cox. She and her family traveled two and a half hours from their hometown to play with the team.During the US National Youth Soccer Championship. USA scored a tie goal in the 18th minute to tie the game 1–1 against the Peachtree City Lazers. Elk Grove United finished second in the nationals after the Lazers scored a winning goal in the second half.  University of Portland Pilots, 2005–2008 Rapinoe and her sister attended the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. The Rapinoe twins almost got engaged to Santa Clara University before choosing to play for the Portland Pilots with full scholarships. Rapinoe played in the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in 2004, where the United States finished third. The result was that she did not play college football that year. In 2005, as a freshman, Rapinoe assisted the Drivers in an undefeated season and the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. During the University Cup quarterfinals against Notre Dame, he scored twice and served an assist, helping the Drivers win 3-1 and advance to the University Cup. During the University Cup final against UCLA, he scored a goal and served to help the Pilots win 4-0. She was named NSCAA First Team All-American and was on the Soccer America Freshman All-America first team. Rapinoe was on the team for all of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship tournaments and was the freshman of the West Coast Conference of the Year.  She was also named to the First Team of the West Coast Conference and the Freshman Team of the West Coast Conference. Rapinoe played and started all 25 games as an offensive midfielder, scoring 15 goals and adding 13 assists for 43 points, ranking fifth in total first-year points in the school’s history. That year, she also scored seven winning goals.

As a sophomore in 2006, Rapinoe was one of the country’s top scorers with ten goals and two assists in eleven games. During a game against Washington State University on October 5, he suffered his first anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury that ends the season. Despite her injury, she was one of four Portland players in the show’s history, including Christine Sinclair, Tiffeny Milbrett and Shannon MacMillan, who scored 25 goals and 15 assists in two seasons. In 2007, Rapinoe suffered his second ACL injury that ended the season two games earlier in the season. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) granted him a medical hardship exemption, but did not use it.  After taking time to recover from his second LCA injury, Rapinoe returned for the 2008 season and was in the starting lineup in all 22 games for the Pilots. She helped the team secure a 20-2 record scoring five goals and serving 13 assists. Her 13 assists ranked first for the Drivers, as well as in the West Coast Conference and she was named Player of the Year for the West Coast Conference. She was also named Soccer America First Team All-American and NSCAA Second Team All-American. Despite one more season of college eligibility remaining due to her NCAA medical hardship waiver, she chose to enter the Women’s Professional Soccer Draft. Rapinoe’s 88-point career, which includes 30 goals and 28 assists, ranks 10th in the school’s history despite playing only 60 games.

Club Career

Rapinoe was selected in second place in the 2009 WPS Draft by the Chicago Red Stars for the inaugural season of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the highest division of soccer in the United States at the time. He was in the starting lineup in 17 of the 18 games in which he appeared for the Red Stars for a total of 1,375 minutes on the field. Rapinoe scored two goals and assisted three others.  In August 2009, she was named a member of the league’s All-Star Team and played in the 2009 WPS All-Star Game against the Swedish champions of Damallsvenskan Umeå IK. In 2010, he started in 19 of the 20 games in which he appeared for the Red Stars. She scored a goal.

In December 2010, Rapinoe signed with the Philadelphia Independence expansion team after the Chicago Red Stars ceased operations. She appeared in four games and scored a goal before being traded to MagicJack (formerly Washington Freedom) while in Germany for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. “Considerations of cash “involved in the transfer was $ 100,000. The average salary for a player in the league was $ 25,000. Rapinoe scored two goals in his eight regular-season appearances for MagicJack [35] helping the team finish third in the league standings and secure a playoff spot. During the team’s semifinal game against the Boston Breakers on August 17, 2011, Rapinoe scored in the 61st minute solidifying the team’s 3-1 victory and advancement to the championship final. MagicJack was later defeated 2-0 by Philadelphia Independence in the final. On October 25, 2011, the WPS voted to end the MagicJack franchise, leaving Rapinoe and many other players as free agents for the 2012 season. The league suspended its operations in early 2012.

Sydney FC and Seattle Sounders Women, 2011–2012

In October 2011, Rapinoe signed with the Australian W-League team Sydney FC as a guest player for two games. In his second match against Melbourne Victory, he scored with seven minutes remaining to seal three points for Sydney. The victory was the first for Sydney during the 2011-12 season. Sydney FC went on to finish third in the regular season and advanced to the playoffs where they were defeated by Brisbane Roar on penalties. During the summer of 2012, Rapinoe teamed up with national team members Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, and Stephanie Cox to play the Seattle Sounders Women between camps with the national team as they prepared for the 2012 Summer Olympics. On signing, Sounders head coach Michelle French said: “Building on her leadership and success at the University of Portland, Megan has continued to evolve and become one of the most exciting, unpredictable, creative players and striking in the women’s game. “Rapinoe made two appearances during the regular season with the team, serving two assists. With Rapinoe and his national teammates on the team, the Sounders sold nine of their ten home games at Starfire Stadium with a 4,500-person capacity. Average attendance during the 2012 season for the Sounders Women was four times greater than that of the closest team.

Olympique Lyonnais, 2013–2014

In January 2013, Rapinoe signed for six months with Olympique Lyonnais, the French team that had previously won six consecutive French league championships and two consecutive European titles, in the amount of € 11,000 (or approximately $ 14,000) per month. Rapinoe played in six regular season games for the team, scoring two goals mainly playing as left winger in the team’s 4–3–3 formation. [35] Rapinoe made her UEFA Women’s Champions League debut during the 2012-13 quarter-final first leg against FC Malmö on March 20. She scored a goal during her 24 minutes on the field contributing to Lyon’s final 5-0 victory. He later scored a goal and served an assist during Lyon’s 6-1 victory over FCF Juvisy in the second leg of the semifinals. Rapinoe became the fifth American woman in history to play a Champions League final when Lyon faced the German team VfL Wolfsburg on May 23. Lyon was defeated 1-0 in the final. Rapinoe concluded his Champions League debut with five appearances, scoring two goals and serving an assist. After returning to Lyon for the 2013-14 season,  Rapinoe scored three goals in his eight appearances for the club. During the 2013–14 Champions League, he made four appearances for Lyon and scored one goal during the 6-0 defeat of the FC Twente team. Lyon was eliminated in the round of 16. In January 2014, it was announced that Rapinoe had ended his time with Lyon earlier than planned and that he would return to the reign of Seattle for the entire 2014 season . He ended his time with Lyon having scored 8 goals in 28 games in all competitions.

Seattle Reign FC, 2013–present

In 2013, Rapinoe joined Seattle Reign FC to which she had been previously allocated in the National Women’s Soccer League.[74] Before Rapinoe joined the squad, the team had been struggling to score goals and were 0–9–1 in ten games. With the addition of Rapinoe, her national team and former Seattle Sounders Women teammate, Hope Solo, and some lineup changes to the front line, the Reign improved their goal-scoring ability and turned their league record around. During a match against her former team in the WPS, the Chicago Red Stars, Rapinoe played a direct role in all of Seattle’s four goals – leading the team to a 4–1 win over Chicago. After scoring two goals and serving one assist during the match, she was named NWSL Player of the Week for Week 16 for the 2013 NWSL season. Despite only playing approximately half of the season (12 out of 22 regular season games), Rapinoe was the Reign’s leading scorer with five goals. After suffering a foot injury during the first home match of the 2014 season on April 14, Rapinoe sat out several games and made her second season appearance on July 3 against Western New York Flash. Her four goals and one assist during the regular season helped the Reign secure the league’s regular season title (NWSL Shield) with a 16–2–6 record and 54 points – 13 points ahead of the second place team, FC Kansas City. During the team’s playoff semi-final match against Washington Spirit, Rapinoe scored a goal helping the Reign win 2–1 and advance to the championship final against FC Kansas City. Despite Rapinoe’s goal during the championship final, the Reign was ultimately defeated by Kansas City 2–1. Rapinoe returned to the Reign for the 2015 season. During the team’s first match against Western New York Flash, she scored her first professional hat trick and served an assist to Jess Fishlock to help the Reign defeat the Flash 5–1. She was subsequently named the league’s NWSL Player of the Week for week 1 of the season. In September 2019, the Reign FC recognized Rapinoe, along with 11 others, as a Reign FC Legend, joining the 36 previous legends.

International career

Youth national teams

Rapinoe played for the United States Under-16 national soccer team in 2002 and traveled with the team to France and Houston, Texas. He also played in the International Tournament of the United States Youth Soccer Association in Houston in May 2003. From 2003 to 2005, Rapinoe played for the United States Under-19 team. He made 21 appearances and scored nine goals.His first camp with the U19 team occurred in January 2003 in Chula Vista, California. She traveled with the team during a European tour to the Netherlands and Germany in July 2003. She scored her first goal with the team against Mexico on March 1, 2003. Rapinoe played in three games in the 2004 CONCACAF U19 qualifying tournament, scoring three goals. During the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in Thailand, she scored a maximum of three goals per team, including one in the match victory for third place against Brazil.

Senior national team

National team debut and injury recovery, 2006–2009

Rapinoe trained with the United States National Women’s Soccer Team for the first time during the team’s 2006 residency training camp in Carson, California. He made his debut for the senior team on July 23, 2006, during a friendly match against Ireland. She scored her first two goals on October 1, 2006, during a friendly match against Taiwan.  Due to two separate LCA injuries, Rapinoe did not play for the senior team in 2007 or 2008 and subsequently missed the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Upon her return to the team in 2009, He led the team in points with five, including two goals and one assist. He was in the starting lineup in six of the seven games he played in the same year. During the 2009 Algarve Cup, Rapinoe scored the game-winning goal against Norway, leading the team to a 1-0 victory during Game 3 of the tournament group stage.  After the United States finished at the top of their group, they were defeated during a penalty shootout by Sweden in the championship final.

2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup

In 2010 Rapinoe started eight of the ten games he played and scored four goals with two assists. Rapinoe scored against Sweden and China and twice against Guatemala in the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualification Tournament, in which she played three games. After the United States finished third in the tournament, they traveled to Italy to compete for a place in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in the UEFA-CONCACAF playoff against Italy. During the team’s second game of the series, Rapinoe assisted the winning goal for Amy Rodriguez, helping the United States win a spot in the 2011 World Cup. Rapinoe was named to the United States for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the team’s second group stage match against Colombia, she entered the game in the 50th minute and scored almost immediately to make the United States 2-0. [94] Rapinoe celebrated his goal by running to the corner to the left of Colombia’s goal, picking up a microphone on the field for the game’s television broadcast, playing it and singing “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen. at. During the quarterfinal match against Brazil, Rapinoe came on as a substitute and served the precise crossing to Abby Wambach’s equalizing goal in the 122nd minute of the game – a goal that holds the record for the last goal scored in a Copa del Rey game. World. Later, Rapinoe would convert his shot during the penalty shootout to help send the United States to the semifinals. Rapinoe described his last-minute crossover against Brazil: “I just took a touch and hit him with my left foot. I don’t think he hit a ball like that with his left foot. I took him to the back post and that beast in the air just caught him. ”

2012 London Olympics

Rapinoe helped lead the United States to a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. During the team’s second group stage game against Colombia, he scored the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute in what turned into a 3-0 victory for the Americans.  After the United States defeated North Korea 1-0 in their last group stage match, they faced New Zealand in the quarterfinals and won 2-0.

During a dramatic semi-final match against Canada at Old Trafford, Rapinoe scored two equalizing goals in the 54th and 70th minutes. His first goal was scored directly from a corner: a corner kick that another player does not touch on the net. She is the first and so far the only player, male or female, to score an Olympian at the Olympics. The United States defeated Canada 4–3 with a halting goal in the 123rd minute from Alex Morgan.  With his two goals, Rapinoe is one of only five players, including Wei Haiying, Cristiane, Angela Hucles and Christine Sinclair, who has scored two goals during an Olympic semifinal.

The United States team took the gold medal after defeating Japan 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,203 spectators, the largest crowd in the history of a women’s Olympic soccer game. Rapinoe assisted on Carli Lloyd’s second goal of the final in the 53rd minute. He finished the tournament with three goals and a maximum of four assists (tied with Alex Morgan). Widely regarded as one of the best players in the Olympics, Rapinoe was named on numerous “Tournament Team” lists, including those selected by the BBC and All White Kit.  Rapinoe had the best 8-goal, 12-assist run for the United States in 2012.

2013–2014

2013-2014 At the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal, Rapinoe was named Tournament Player, despite playing only in two of the four games in which the United States competed. He was injured in practice and did not play during the final as the team defeated Germany to win the 2013 Algarve Cup. Rapinoe fights for the ball during a match against New Zealand at Candlestick Park, 2013. During a friendly match against South Korea on June 20, 2013, Rapinoe served a corner kick that ended up being the assist for Abby Wambach’s record breaking 159th international goal. Wambach’s goal broke the world record for most international goals scored by a man or a woman. During a friendly match against New Zealand at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, Rapinoe scored the game’s opening goal on a direct free kick (his 23rd international goal) to help the United States win 4–1 and was named Player of the Match.

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup In April 2015, Rapinoe was listed for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, chaired by the national team’s head coach, Jill Ellis. During the team’s first group stage game against Australia, he scored the game’s opening goal in the 12th minute. She also scored a second goal in the 78th minute. With an additional goal scored by teammate Christen Press in the 61st minute, the United States won 3–1. During training for a Victory Tour match to celebrate the team’s World Cup victory in late 2015, Rapinoe tore the anterior cruciate ligament. The national team game he was training for was later canceled due to poor field conditions.

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Rapinoe was named to the United States’ 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster in May 2019; it was his third appearance in the World Cup. In a 13-0 victory over Thailand during the group stage of the tournament, he contributed one goal. The United States advanced to the knockout stage, where they faced Spain. Rapinoe scored twice in a 2-1 victory that sent the United States into a quarterfinal matchup against host country France. In the fifth minute, Rapinoe scored on a free kick to give the United States an early lead. He later added a second goal, and the United States held on to earn a spot in the semifinal. Rapinoe was named a Player of the Match by FIFA for her performances in the round of 16 and quarterfinals. Due to a hamstring injury, Rapinoe was forced to stay out of the United States’ semifinal victory over England, but recovered in time to start in the final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the final on July 7 in front of a crowd of 57,900 spectators at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Rapinoe scored his 50th international goal on a penalty kick in the 61st minute. After a second goal from teammate Rose Lavelle, the United States defeated the Netherlands 2-0 to secure their second consecutive World Cup championship.At 34, Rapinoe was the oldest woman to score in a World Cup final and was named Player of the Match. She was awarded the Golden Boot as the top scorer in the tournament with six goals, having played fewer minutes than her teammate Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White, who also had six goals. Rapinoe also won the Ballon d’Or award as the best player in the tournament.

Net Worth

Rapinoe’s net worth is placed at $2 million (£1.58m)

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